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The Pink Panther: Hokus Pokus Pink
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Developer

Wanderlust Interactive

Publisher

Ravensburger Interactive Media GmbHe

Distribuitor

MGM/UA Family Entertainment
MGM Interactive

Plataforms

Microsoft Windows

Released Date

July 20, 1998

Genre

Adventure, educational

Mode

Single-player

The Pink Panther: Hokus Pokus Pink is an adventure game for the PC released on July 20, 1998 by Wanderlust Interactive. It is based on the Pink Panther cartoon and is a sequel to The Pink Panther: Passport to Peril.

Plot

After the successful events in The Pink Panther Passport to Peril, the Pink Panther gives up his life as an agent for Inspector Clouseau and gets a job as a door-to-door-salesman. However, his more slow-paced life is soon interrupted as Nathan, son of the lunatic dentist and teeth-based jewelry collector Dr. Periowinkle, steals utensils from the warlock Dr. Strangeblood and accidentally transforms the little girl Violet, daughter of a guest at Dr. Periowinkle's auction party in his mansion, into a giant, anthropomorphic wombat (with some bat-like physical features). It falls to the Pink Panther to find Strangeblood's book of spell reversals so that he can undo the transformation before it's too late.

Armed with a book of knowledge that contains information on the indigenous people, languages, clothing, entertainment, art, history, nature, and foods of each pertinent area, players must guide Pink on a quest spanning five countries across the globe to find a counterspell. As they make their way through locales such as Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Russia (Siberia), and Kenya, players will need to find objects that can be used or traded to acquire items crucial to solving the mystery. Helping Pink travel between locations is Spot, a sentient black hole that he steals from Strangeblood's magical laboratory in the forest outside Dr. Periowinkle's mansion.

Pink's first mission in the game is to undo Nathan's work and fulfill Violet's wish of becoming an "immortal, magical ninja princess mermaid" in the process. Though he succeeds in gathering the magic elements needed to complete the spell, his success is only temporary, and the transformed Violet falls asleep in midair after consuming a poisonous apple. Pink is then tasked with finding the right ingredients to awaken Violet, but the resulting concoction, when combined with a mispronounced incantation from Nathan, causes her to become possessed by Echidna of Greek mythology. Finally, Pink must outwit two gorgons and convince the Greek sea god Poseidon to travel with him to Dr. Periowinkle's mansion. Once they return to the party, Strangeblood appears suddenly and reveals that he does indeed have a good heart when he exorcises Echidna, freeing Violet and restoring her to her original form. Poseidon arrests Echidna and departs with her.

When the auction party ends, Dr. Periowinkle and his wife reprimand Nathan for being the primary cause of so much chaos even though Nathan confesses that he only wanted to learn how to be a magician. However, Strangeblood consoles Nathan and explains the importance of being responsible with magic, even stating that he is impressed with Nathan's poisoned apple from earlier. He subsequently recruits Nathan as his apprentice and brainwashes the boy's parents into agreement. After Strangeblood takes Nathan to his forest laboratory, Pink expresses satisfaction with this adventure's happy ending.

The game features ten original songs and over 300 fact-filled pages containing information and photos of the countries in which players find themselves. It is also characterized by comic graphics similar to those from the animated shorts.

Voices

  • John Avner - Strangeblood, Dyak Older Man
  • Chris Bertolotti - Dr. Unew
  • Matthew Black - Ares, Elder Masai, Grooming Bugis, Hyena, Leopard, Male Komodo Dragon, Orangutan, Sea Snake
  • Barry Carrollo - Finless shark, Rat Head #1, Rat Head #2, Hulking Rat, Jasit, Rat Keeper #2, Meteorite, Measly Rat, Pig, Rat King, Spot the Black Hole, Tattoo, Bathroom Attendant
  • Michael Chivalier - Bathroom Attendant
  • Evan Faber - Nathan
  • Jared Faber - Cheetah, Moray Eel, Moran
  • Brian Fisher - Balloon Pilot
  • Philip Galinsky - Dr. Periowinkle
  • Andrew Hurly - Flip Looseliver, Male Lion
  • Emily Kapnek - Midge Poorpenny, Elephant, Masai Woman, Stheno, Mrs. Unew, Wildebeest
  • Tamara Krinsky - Chuki, Rat Keeper #1
  • Pamela Lewis - Mrs. Periowinkle, Saltina Crackerbarrel, Athena, Aphrodite, Dyak Elderly Woman, Dyak Young Woman, Echidna, Euryale, Giraffe, Komodo Dragon, Lioness, Tiny the Tarsier
  • Lobozzo - Red-head, Zeus, Cheetah
  • Michelle Medlin - Violet
  • Roy Shakked - Dead Sea Fungus
  • Michael Sinterniklaas - Pink Panther
  • Nina Silver - Grandma Tunga, Verrid the Archaeologist
  • Andre Ware - Shakey Goldenpipes
  • Marat Yusim - Oleg the Clown

Video

The Pink Panther: Hokus Pokus Pink - English Longplay - No Commentary (Runtime: 2:17:13)

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